Marcedes Lewis on the Herd
Tuesday, veteran NFL tight end Marcedes Lewis joined Colin Cowherd on the Herd to talk about his career, dominant run-blocking, and the Packer’s playoff resurgence. Cowherd lavished kind words on Lewis but couldn’t resist bringing up Aaron Rodgers. Colin Cowherd has built his career on criticizing Aaron Rodgers, but the tenured tight-end wasn’t having it.
Marcedes Lewis, a close friend of Aaron Rodgers, had some fascinating insight on playing with the future hall-of-fame quarterback and Aaron’s leadership style.
“Aaron has his view and his way,” Marcedes Lewis said. When speaking of the Packer’s dual star receivers, Romeo Doubs and Christian Watson, Marcedes Lewis commented, “A-rod (Aaron Rodgers) is giving his two cents about how he sees the game and what he expects out of them. It’s obviously going to be tougher because you’re dealing with a hall-of-fame quarterback.” Marcedes Lewis went on, “It’s not going to be the same if you got drafted to a team with a quarterback that hasn’t accomplished anything. Arod has accomplished so much and has his view and his way. And if you aren’t about that, it’s not going to work out for you here. The learning curve is different, but it’s going to make you a better player and person.”
The Rodgers way is paying off
Rodgers was heavily criticized during the season’s early weeks for how he handled his rookie receivers, but the growing pains have paid substantial dividends. Christian Watson has developed into one of the league’s premier receivers. Watson is now tied for fourth in the NFL with seven receiving touchdowns, most coming in the second half of the season. Romeo Doubs has three touchdowns and 39 receptions.
It was evident early that Rodgers was holding the rookies to a higher standard. He quickly commented about mental errors and playing at a higher level. His higher standard has paid off. He’s demanded more out of his teammates, and the Packers have steadily grown throughout the season.
The Packers are peaking as they approach week 17, and Aaron Rodgers deserves a lot of the credit. He’s made his fair share of errors in 2022, but his unique leadership style has brought his team back from the brink of the Pack’s first losing season since 2018. The Green Bay Packers put their playoff hopes on the line as they host the 12-3 Vikings Sunday at 4:25 PM eastern time.